"The purpose of our NATO deployment was to keep Iceland and its airspace safe and secure. We were ready to be launched to ensure the sovereignty of Icelandic airspace and if necessary to assist with civilian airliners needing help in an emergency ", said Lieutenant Colonel Michał Kras, commander of the Polish F-16 detachment n Iceland. "In addition to several patrol flights, my pilots also carried out training flights to maintain continuity of training," he added. In total the Polish pilots spent about 150 hours in the air above the Ally in the High North.
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